Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Lew Wallace's Destination
- In a message dated 4/3/2003 2:04:40 PM Eastern Standard Time, bjewell@... writes:
>Grant was quite fulsome in his praise of Wallace's efforts
> Thanks for an interesting reply. I hadn't realized that a similar
> situation occurred at Donelson. Grant's post war writings are mostly
> quite complimentary to Wallace in general and I don't think their
> relationship was as acrimonious as the discussions here seem to get.
> There seemed to be a level of respect between them.
> Unusual given Wallace wasn't a professional soldier.
at Monocacy Junction, in the summer of 1864. (Please excuse
the trip into the Forbidden Zone.) I think this is the
basis for Grant's postwar respect for Wallace. IIRC, he
has a comment in his memoirs along the lines of: "Few
commanders accomplish so much with a victory as Wallace
did with a defeat," referring to Monocacy.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, GnrlJEJohnston@a... wrote:
> ...Lewis Cass (first governor ofHe was also a general in the war of 1812, Secretary of War under
> Michigan I believe)...
Jackson, Secretary of State under Buchanan [until he resigned during
the secession crisis] and the Democratic Party's Presidential
Candidate in 1848 (lost to Taylor), in addition to a bunch of other
sutff (amassador, congressman, senator)